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Theodore Annemann Count Your Card! spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up varied by "Card Counted To" (Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann, 1941) 1931 The Book Without A Name 17
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection see also "A Quaint Happening" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 36
Theodore Annemann A Cute and Quick Location value of another card is used to count down to selection 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 69
Francis Carlyle The Card that Finds Itself 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Unknown The Mystic Cut 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Frank Lane Count-Down see no. 9, stranger card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 102
U. F. Grant The Spotter Cards card reverses itself and indicates position of selection, double facer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 131
U. F. Grant Sure Locator locator card turns over 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 169
Unknown Divining Deck chosen card indicates position of selection see also "Middle-Guage Spread" (Steve Beam, 1985) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 191
Unknown Count Your Cards some cards are counted down and then selection is found, set-up varied by "The dance master" (Stephen Tucker, 1984) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 194
William Larsen Self Working Mystery spectator takes card and its value leads to previous selection, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 196
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection see also "A Quaint Happening" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Unknown Face Up Location top card is fed next to face up card beneath spread 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Good Impromptu Trick value of top card is used to count down to selection 1938 Greater Magic 237
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force 1938 Greater Magic 237
Sam Leo Horowitz The Diving Pasteboard one of four random cards is thought of, they're shuffled back, Three-spot locator used to locate selection 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 632
Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann Card Counted To spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up, impromptu method for "Count Your Card!" inspired by "Count Your Card!" (Theodore Annemann, 1931) 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 24
Unknown Diogenes' Card a card helps finding 2 thought-of cards (card and their position remember-procedure) 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 27
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Mystic Cut card cut to by spectator is used to count down to selection 1941 The Stripper Deck 27
Warren Wiersbe Numerical Discovery varied by "Puzzler" (Steve Beam, 1984) 1944 Action with Cards 12
Edward Marlo Future Reverse spectator peeks at a card, indicator face up in deck, locates selection, six methods 1945 Future Reverse 3
Warren Wiersbe Wiersbe Super Countdown top card is used to count down to peeked selection 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 25
Jerry Kogan Jerry Kogan's Indicator reversed card's number indicates position 1947 Marlo In Spades 42
J. B. Bobo Four Ace Routine (a) four piles build by shuffling and being stopped by spectator, ace on top of each
(b) aces lost, number cards selected and their value used to count down to aces
(c) "Cutting the Aces"
1947 Watch This One! 65
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural" 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 101
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (Second Version) impromptu version 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 103
Bert Fenn & Neal Elias 10-6-9-4 four values are counted to, aces found, inspired by Stanley Collins trick from "A Conjuring Melange" 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 6
Bill Simon Dual Discovery two selections are found via countdown of their values 1949 Controlled Miracles 16
Cliff Green Magic in Your Own Hands Spectator names a number between five and ten, card found at that number 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 53
Bill Simon Double Surprise 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 108
John R. Boyko Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values inspired by "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9),
see also "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988)
1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 214) 855
Edward Marlo Casino Count Down 1952 Control Systems 105
Edward Marlo The Secret Number card counted to from reference card 1952 Control Systems 105
Edward Marlo The Magic Four multiple out location with an openly reversed Four-spot see also "The Magic Card" (Edward Marlo, 1962),
"Four Options" (Dai Vernon, 1988)
1952 Control Systems 107
Al Leech Get Set, Stop! (Last Word on Card, 1952) 1952 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 24
Edward Marlo Magic Total:
Eight-Two Locator
Ace-Three-Five Locator
Three-Three-Three Loctaor
using some cards to count down to thought-of card, multiple out counting procedure, three methods 1953 The Cardician 141
Edward Marlo An Out Shuffle Effect using faro shuffles 1958 Faro Notes 21
Edward Marlo Two Disclosures 1) another card is selected, its value used to count to selection
2) stop effect
1958 Faro Notes 45
Edward Marlo Uses of Partial Faro Check - Faro Fooler #9 face-up card is sandwiched by two selections, or used to count to them 1958 Faro Notes 57
Al Leech A Dishonest Mistake 1959 Cardmanship 21
Rolland Hamblen & Charlie Miller & U. F. Grant Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 9 spectator remembers card and its position, card stabbed in deck, its value used to count down and find selection 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 20
Edward Marlo "Chosen Card Count Down" value of free selection is used to find fair selection, estimation 1962 Estimation 13
Edward Marlo A Three Locator set-up and multiple out, estimation 1962 Estimation 46
Edward Marlo 7-5-2 values of three cards are used to count down to fingertip peeked at card 1962 Estimation 50
Harry Lorayne Fourtitude 4-spot as locator, faro 1962 Close-up Card Magic 112
Harry Lorayne Mathematical Affinity two cards at thought of positions are found via locator cards 1962 Close-up Card Magic 134
Ken Krenzel Magnetic Reversals two selections, mates of two other selections turn face up and previous selections are counted to 1962 Close-up Card Magic 142
Edward Marlo Ace Finders values of four unknown cards locate aces 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 42
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 129
Dai Vernon Hidden Count-Down varied by "Hidden Countdown" (Paul Swinford, 1969) 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 48
Paul Swinford Hidden Countdown using Ed Marlo's Incomplete Faro Control inspired by "Hidden Count-Down" (Dai Vernon, 1968) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 64
Karl Fulves Example 11 selection from packet, shuffled, value of top card used to count down to selection, gray code and faro 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Gray Codes") 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Psychedelic two methods "Psychedelic" without stack, see note on page 165 inspired by "Psychedelic" (Paul Swinford, 1968) 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 94
Karl Fulves At The 17th in small packet two selections are located with an odd-backed joker that transforms in a three-spot, then four-spot, faro 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "Second Supplement") 63
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four four effects, magically reversed card is used to locate two selections (neighbors or by counting to them) 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 106
Edward Marlo Casino Countdown with or without faro 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 112
Edward Marlo The Latest selection is found by counting down to value of freely chosen card from a bunch, small set-up 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 118
Edward Marlo A Complex Problem two cards turn over and are used to count down to three selections in two piles 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 127
Edward Marlo Reversed Selected Locators four cards selected, two turn over and their value counts to other two selections 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 134
Harry Lorayne Roll Your Own dice are rolled and number used to count down to the aces, last ace found via indicator card 1971 Reputation-Makers 91
Bruce Cervon 18-31-35 Farrow selection replaced reversed, 2 more face-up cards show up and are used to count to selection, faro 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 5
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up 10 spot, faro (see page 8 for non-faro suggestion by J. Stewart Smith), see page 16 for correction inspired by "Marlo on the Christ Force" (Edward Marlo & Henry Christ, 1971) 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Peter Alexis* Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back color inspired by "Contrary Cards" (Ed Thiele*, 1971) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 439
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way see also "Twice Removed" (Roy Walton, 1972) 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 37
Lin Searles Prophet out-of-hand selection procedure, two handlings, second one with pseudo duplicate pairs 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 667
Lin Searles Countdown Aces performer cuts to Ace, Two, Three and Four on top, counting down to the Aces according to values, inspired by Ed Marlo routine varied by "Effortless Count-Down" (Peter Duffie, 1997) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 668
Edward Marlo Cam Free Alternative reversed 7 spot is used to find selection, distant key card 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo The Cam Under The Faro Spell quote: "It's the kind of effect bad enough to be used by the majority of Faro Fooler Arounders." 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 147
M. D. Overholser A Letter From M. D. Overholser four cards removed, those values counted down to, those are the Aces inspired by item #388 in Daley's Notebooks 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 975
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and 2 thought-of cards found see also "Triathlon" (Pit Hartling, 1998) 1976 The Epitome Location 25
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selection see also "Flip-Flop Triumph" (Jon Racherbaumer & Nick Trost, 1981),
varied by "Stop Perfecting Triumph!" (Simon Aronson & David Solomon & Edward Marlo, 1978),
also published as "Deal-down Triumph" (Frederick Braue, 1978)
1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 143
Frederick Braue The Topdowner 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 37
Simon Aronson & David Solomon & Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
- Dave Solomon Handling
inspired by "The Perfect Stop Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1945),
"Count-Down Triumph" (Frederick Braue, 1976)
1978 Arch Triumphs 27
Frederick Braue Deal-down Triumph also published as "Count-Down Triumph" (Frederick Braue, 1976) 1978 Arch Triumphs 43
Harry Lorayne Triple Header three cards found reversed, via countdown, etc, two handlings 1979 Quantum Leaps 246
Roy Walton Lucky Seven reversed Seven spot used to locate selection 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1310
Ken Simmons Touch Any Card reversed card changes into selection, value used to find other card, two methods 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 42
Larry Jennings Count Me In top card turned over, value used to count down, selection reversed 1982 Best of Friends 88
Allan Slaight FairRow Faro reversed indifferent card is used to count to two selections on either side 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 812
Edward Marlo A Bonus Item three selections, one turns over and its value is used to count to selections on either side 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 81
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 32
Richard Vollmer & Christian Scherer Jacks Down Under off-beat sandwich effect, faro 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 910
Bill Kalush Double Find face up selection is used to count to 2nd selection, using FIRP 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 204
Stephen Tucker The dance master First card found by fancy cut, second card found by counting down value of first selection + other random cards inspired by "Count Your Cards" (1937) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 29
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cards inspired by "Numerical Discovery" (Warren Wiersbe, 1944) 1984 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 99
Steve Beam Middle-Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection see also "Divining Deck" (1937),
"The Trapdoor Issue #8" (Steve Beam, 2011)
1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 126
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for corrections see also "The Trapdoor Issue #8" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Unknown Card Detective reversed card's value used to count down to selection 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 4
Dai Vernon Four Options multiple out location with an openly reversed Four-spot see also "The Magic Four" (Edward Marlo, 1952) 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 41
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random values see also "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9),
"Counter Cards" (Bill Simon, Mathematical Magic, 1964, p. 174),
"Three and Out Variation" (John R. Boyko, 1950),
"Follow Down" (1992),
varied by "Devious" (Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon, 1994)
1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 122
Frisbie Saunders Location by the Numbers counting thing, intersting 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 127
Larry Grey Cut to Perfection 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 199
Karl Fulves Flying Colors with airplane sight gag 1989 Kaleidoscope 2
J. W. Sarles Fourth And One selection lost, top card turned up, 4S, four cards counted down, 4S again and original 4S is selection 1989 Prototype 24
J. W. Sarles & Karl Fulves Twos Much selection lost, indicator Two-spot turned up, but selection under eight cards, other three 2s under original 2 1989 Prototype 24
Tom Craven Down The Ladder value of selected card is used to count down to it 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2044
Jack Birnman Four-Sites face-up four is shuffled in deck and locates two selections 1992 Card Finesse II 219
Unknown Follow Down "Why Am I Here?" see also "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 27
Emil Jarrow Jarrow's Indicator indicator card leads to selection, Ace through Ten set-up, Kruskal-type counting see also "The Perfect Stop Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1945) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 30
Unknown 失敗は成功のもと (Failure is a stepping-stone to success) Five-spot found reversed in deck, count down to find selected card 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 24
Unknown The Shamus Card A chosen card is found in the deck by a randomly determined shamus card 1994 Card College - Volume 1 80
Philip T. Goldstein Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other cards 1994 Thabbatical 96
Karl Fulves & Dai Vernon Devious inspired by "Why am I Here?" (Dai Vernon, 1988) 1994 Crooked Tales 121
Gene Maze The Zodiac Card card placed reversed in deck, its value counted from this position leads to selection see also "Card at any Small Number" (Laurie Ireland, 1938) 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 63
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 70
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Michael Goldman The Magic Nines production/location combo 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 12) 2587
Peter Duffie Lucky Card, This Deck 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 11) 2578
Richard Vollmer Right-To-It Location faro 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 9) 2694
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections 1996 Classic Sampler 70
Karl Fulves Stop Sign cards turned up until previously named card is reached, its value counted down to find spectator's selection 1996 Blocking Off 57
Blair Bowling Breathing Heavy selection under table, spectator reverses card anywhere, it is used to count to selection see also "The Serendipity Deck" (David Regal, Magic Manuscript Vol. 7 No. 3) 1996 Facsimile (Issue 4) 10
Nick Trost Significator Five-Spot Face up Five, five cards down is selection, produce four Aces 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 134
Bruce Cervon My Mind Keeps Wandering faro shuffle 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 125
Bruce Cervon Face-Up Count faro shuffle 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 127
Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon Face-Up Count II faro shuffle see also "Face-up Count Handling" (Bruce Cervon & Larry Jennings, 2007) 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 129
Aaron Fisher Three Kings one of four cards is chosen and use to count down and find a selection (king), the other three change into the missing kings 2002 The Paper Engine 94
David Regal Control Yourself two cards are found 2002 Constant Fooling 1 70
Dai Vernon & Roberto Giobbi Countdown Stop Daley Notebooks, Vernon's Automatic Mento Stop Trick, value is used to find selection 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1170
Bruce Cervon & Richard Vollmer & Jon Racherbaumer Insured Prediction predicted by two cards and found by their values 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1311
Karl Fulves Bouncer card jumps out of rubber banded deck, another is reversed and leads to second selection, 4 aces show up 2004 Under Tension 28
Larry Jennings Hip Pocket Prediction value of prediction card chosen by spectator indicates position of selection 2005 Up In Smoke 36
Bruce Cervon Face Up Count card found by counting face up indicator card, incomplete faro control 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 11
Bruce Cervon & Larry Jennings Face-up Count Handling see also "Face-Up Count II" (Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon, 1998) 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 15
Bruce Cervon Double Incomplete control and mini effect 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 17
Bruce Cervon Faro Finder peek with incomplete faro 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 37
Larry Jennings & Bruce Cervon Face up Add Method 2 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 37
Unknown Off Center Finder 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 38
Aldo Colombini Fourtold two selections are found, the matching four of a kinds produced 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 90
Harapan Ong Indicated Replacements Ace to Three inserted by spectator, Ace is one card away from first selection, Two is two cards away, ... inspired by "Third Degree" (Phil Goldstein, Focus) 2014 Close Culls 90
Max Maven* Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other card see also "Trisectarian" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994) 2016 Session Notes 5
Pit Hartling The Right Kind of Wrong four values cut to in one deck are used to count down to named four-of-a-kind in second deck 2016 In Order to Amaze 178
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Arthur Finley Bottom Deal Trick 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 6") 41